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  • Blog from the Chair

    Moving house. Some thoughts from the Chair.

    Moving house, moving site – any move – can be tricky. You make plans, map out the space and decide where the furniture goes. It’s only when you’ve moved in and you’ve lived with it for a while, do you get an idea of what really works. So, this was the year of the move. Of stepping off, jumping in, setting things up and trying things out at Boughton.

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  • Stanley Odd

    Say hello. Wave goodbye?

    Although based in England, Greenbelt has enjoyed long and important links with Scotland – its artists and thinkers, its theologians and its spirituality. And that’s why the up-coming Scottish Independence Referendum is just as much a matter for those of us south of the border as those north of it.

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  • Tent

    A new field of dreams

    You came. We made a festival together in a new field of dreams. We made camp in a green and pleasant land, under a new sky.

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  • Boughton-blog

    What a difference a year makes

    This time last year, we were in the throes of preparing for our 40th Greenbelt Festival, our 15th at Cheltenham Racecourse and what would turn out to be our last there. The weird thing is: we didn’t know that at the time.

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  • Loan childs play

    Loans are child’s play: The Children’s Society at Greenbelt festival

    We believe that children should learn about debt and credit in schools and from their family, not from lenders advertising on television.

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    The Book Doctors – at Greenbelt Festival 2014

    Are you stuck in a literary rut? Not sure where to look to find your new favourite author? Would you like to read poetry but don’t know where to start? Or perhaps you’re travelling somewhere new and would like to be recommended some companions to read along the way?

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  • Toybox blog

    Changing the world for street children…

    New Greenbelt Associates, Toybox, are so excited for this year’s event! Partly as they will be hosting a special, uncensored and unsanitised panel debate looking at how we, as charities, organisations and individuals can really change the world for street children.

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  • Greenbelt iPhone (app)

    Download the 2014 Festival App.

    Do you want to see what’s what and who’s who before you arrive on site?

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  • Chuli Scarfe

    Circuit Training in the Hive

    My name’s Chuli Scarfe, your friendly sports coach.

    I’m here to introduce you to circuit training at Greenbelt Festival this year (in the Hive on Saturday, 11.10am and Monday at 6.15pm).

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  • Umbrella installation

    You won’t need one. But bring an old umbrella anyway!

    Closing an umbrella in Cheltenham and re-opening it at Boughton represents a transfer of covering, from one site to another. You are invited to bring an old umbrella to the festival for us to build into an installation.

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